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LeBron James
LeBron James
Position: F
Born: 12/30/84
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:244 lbs. / 111.1 kg.
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Stephen Curry has surpassed LeBron James for the most popular jersey in the NBA. The Golden State Warriors star and league MVP topped the list of jersey sales in the NBA for the first time Tuesday. With teammates Klay Thompson ranking fifth and Draymond Green at No. 15, the Warriors also led the team-merchandise sales list during the playoffs. James, who held the top spot at the end of the regular season, dropped to second. Chicago’s Derrick Rose is third and Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving is fourth.
LeBron James and Kevin Love may not be “best friends.” But pool buddies? Two of the Cavaliers’ most important, expensive free agents to be were spotted hanging out Sunday at a Los Angeles-area hotel pool. Sources confirmed that James, who is in L.A. for his annual skills camp for high school and college players, and Love did spend time together Sunday, but downplayed its importance.
Alex Kennedy: No surprise LeBron is opting out. He’ll re-sign with CLE. This gets him more money and threat of leaving gives him power to influence moves. This was the plan for LeBron James and his camp all along. Cavs fans shouldn’t worry. This is about maximizing earnings and having power. LeBron James will likely sign a one-year deal (with player option for year two), then opt out next summer to sign new deal once cap rises.
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Blatt admitted that he and James don’t always see eye to eye, but said that their relationship has developed with time. “I have a good relationship with him,” claimed Blatt. “We went through a process. It took us time to get to know each other. We learned how to work together the best way possible. When you work with a star of that magnitude the relationship is slightly different. It isn’t like with any other player. I learned from this process. We both want the same thing, but don’t always agree about everything. Our relationship will only continue to improve as we continue to work together. Things aren’t always smooth, but I’m not competing against him, I’m working with him.”
For James and his agent, Rich Paul of Klutch Sports Group, it’s a forward-thinking business tactic. There’s no telling how many prime years James has left, and the impression is that he wants to ensure he’s surrounded by a championship-caliber cast. He’ll be the last domino to fall, if all goes as planned, league sources with knowledge of the situation presume. Cavs general manager David Griffin says James has been “very engaged” in terms of the team’s roster composition and intentions.
Stephen Curry and LeBron James are going head-to-head again not long after battling for the NBA title. The Golden State Warriors champ and Cleveland Cavaliers superstar are among the nominees for best male athlete at the ESPY Awards. Serena Williams leads the list of nominees for best female athlete. Joining Curry and James in the best male athlete category are Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Houston Texans defensive end JJ Watt.